Day trips, culture and beach holidayTraveling the country open the view for new destinations in particular Angkor, great nature and beaches. The country combines several interesting subjects, first culture oriented travel in the north and beach, nature and adventure trips in the east and west plus the great capital of Phnom Penh with some traces of French style.
In 2013 about 4.5 million visitors enjoyed the trip to this exotic Asian country and the figures are continuously growing. If someone wants to spend holidays in a natural and largely "untainted" country thats the right destination since everything is available, not only Angkor.
|At the South China Sea|
|Driving in Cambodia|
A trip in Cambodia means on the road and by bus unless you have your own vehicle. The coaches are not bad somehow similar to Thailand but they don't have double-decker which is probably good considering the extreme bad roads almost everywhere. That also make trips very time consuming, read more.
Culture oriented trips are mostly to Angkor Wat, "Angkor Thom" and the monuments around plus a couple of smaller temple cluster such as Phnom Chisor, Tonle Bati. The National Museum and Royal Palace in the capital and more.
Here are the main travel destinations
There is nothing at Angkor beside the monuments and that is probably very good, read more.
Phnom Chisor is a ideal day trip destination from the capital. The drive is through vast tracts of paddy fields divided by rivers. The first stop is at Tonle Bati where a great temple in Angkor style can be visited plus a newer temple site right at the river. Altogether a very scenic panorama which show a great picture of the flat land south of the capital, read more.
|Kep and Kampot|
Also the only deep sea harbor is here and fishing in the South China Sea starts just beside the harbor. If you want to do beach holiday in the country thats the place to go, read more.
The mad Khmer Rouge did more damage as it is visible on the surface but many knowledgeable people are coming back now and bring new creativity with them, read more.
Once you have been here you will come back again since it is a unique and pleasant atmosphere and a pristine tropical environment with a Buddhist philosophy and nice people.
|Day Trip to Sre Ambel|
|Dirt Bike Tours|
It is also easy to rent a car or a scooter.
The country is for sure a coming "heavy weight" in the South East Asian tourist scene and will see a sharp increase in travel when the SEA countries lift their border restrictions in 2015, read more.
|Beach holiday at Koh Kong|
|Angkor Face Tower|
with the Elephant
Beaches are at the South China Seafront around Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, Kep and Kampot. Plenty of pristine nature is still around and a interesting capital is waiting to be explored.
|Royal Palace Cambodia|
|Khmer History Museum|
Beach infrastructure is very rudimentary although there are beautiful waterfronts but only very few hotels and resorts.
|Nightlife Girls in the capital|
|Sisowath Quay at night|
|Pub Street at Siem Reap|
|The Tonle Sap|
|Waterfall in Bokor National Park|
|Koh Poi River Trip in the south|
|Dirt biking at Sre Ambel|
Holiday in Cambodia are easy to handle since the country is rather small and buses are available from Phnom Penh to every corner in the kingdom.
|What about some nightlife|
|Sisowath Quay go-go girls|
The best is in the capital along Sisowath Quay with some bar girls.